Prince William and Kate Middleton in Pakistan: The Royal Couple Arrived In Islamabad Last Night

Prince William and Kate Middleton in Pakistan: The Royal Couple Arrived In Islamabad Last Night

Prince William and Kate Middleton have officially begun their trip to Pakistan. It is their most sensitive trip to date.

Prince William and Kate Middleton landed in Pakistan amidst all the excitement and speculations last night in Islamabad. They landed at the PAF Nur Khan Airbase in a British RAF Voyager aircraft. The couple was welcomed by the foreign minister of Pakistan and his wife Mehreen Qureshi. Prince William looked his dapper best in a dark suit with a blue tie. Kate Middleton who has been the talk of the town since she landed was dressed up in a shaded blue dress by British designer Catherine Walker. Paying respect to the Pakistani culture, her dress was inspired by the traditional Pakistani shalwar kameez and dupatta. The long dress with a layered detail on the top was inspired by a dupatta. The long length shirt and trouser paid ode to Pakistani shalwar kameez.

The statement issued by the Buckingham Palace mentioned the historical links of Pakistan and Britain

The Buckingham Palace announced the royal couple’s arrival in Pakistan on social media with pictures of the couple and Queen Elizabeth’s visit in 1961 and 1997. It also mentioned the links between Pakistan and Britain through the royal family.

‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Islamabad! The couple have begun their first official visit to Pakistan.

The Duke and Duchess will learn about Pakistan’s dynamic culture and rich history on the Royal visit, as well as celebrate a long, historical relationship between both countries.

Pakistan is part of The Commonwealth and Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of The Commonwealth, first visited the country in 1961 and again in 1997.

The Duke of Edinburgh has been Patron of the Pakistan Society since 1953. The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is also Patron.

Kensington Palace released a statement in both in Urdu and English

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s official social media accounts announced their arrival with a symbolic and artistic picture taken from the back before they stepped down the plane. Their official Instagram account also added Urdu to the post and make things more relatable for the Pakistanis.

‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Pakistan! ‎

The Duke and Duchess’s first official visit to the country will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, but will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today — a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation. ‎

From the modern leafy capital Islamabad, to the vibrant city of Lahore, the mountainous countryside in the North, and the rugged border regions to the West, the visit will span over 1000km, and will take in Pakistan’s rich culture, its diverse communities, and its beautiful landscapes. ‎
#RoyalVisitPakistan #pakistan. ‎’

The royal fans cannot help praising the royal couple especially Kate Middleton

The social media users and fans of the British royal family were all praise for the elegant photo of the royal couple. Kate Middleton’s dress was also greatly appreciated.

‘Stunning photo and stunning couple! Such great representatives of their country!!’

‘What an amazing photo of you both amazing have a beautiful trip together’

‘The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge are great ambassadors to represents the UK and the @theroyalfamily. Wishing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a safe and successful tour. #RoyalVisitPakistan’

‘Such elegance. The Duchess and the Duke are a perfect couple. So classy. Enjoy this tour. Love, love what the Duchess is wearing.’

Why are Prince William and Kate Middleton the perfect choice for the sensitive tour?

The trip is considered the most sensitive trip for the royals considering Pakistan’s security and strategic status. As the Head of Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II made her first tour to Pakistan in 1961 and later in 1997. Princess Diana visited Pakistan in 1991, 1996, and 1997. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Pakistan in 2006. This is not only Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first visit to Pakistan but also the first royal visit since 2006. Considering Prince William and Kate Middleton’s world image and diplomatic qualities, the couple is considered the perfect choice for a royal visit of sensitive nature.

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By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is a Bollywood and cheesecake fanatic with no obvious interest in space travel. She tweets @khwamkhwah day in and out